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2014-15 DIAA State Champions in Sportsmanship announced

Seventeen schools have been honored with 2014-15 sportsmanship awards.

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) offers an annual statewide competition in sportsmanship. The member schools compete against a set of 10 standards, not against other schools. The process is demanding and involves the total school community to be involved. Member schools submit an extensive application book that is judged by the Sportsmanship Committee to determine if each school has successfully met the standards.

Twenty-nine member schools now have won this award at least once in its 19-year history.

This year, the private Tatnall School won for the first time. Christina School District’s Glasgow High, Indian River School District’s Sussex Central High, Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Charter School of Wilmington and the private Saint Mark’s High School won for the second time. Smyrna School District’s Smyrna High won for the third year in a row.  Private Sanford School took home its fourth award. Appoquinimink’s Appoquinimink High School won for the fifth time.  Red Clay’s Conrad School of Sciences took home its sixth straight award, and Red Clay’s McKean High school won the sixth overall award. Seven-time winners were private Caravel Academy, Red Clay’s A.I. duPont High School and Woodbridge’s Woodbridge Middle School.

Sussex Technical School District’s Sussex Tech High and Brandywine School District’s Concord High School both won for the ninth time. 

Private Tower Hill School took home its 10th straight award.  And DIAA is proud to announce that Colonial’s William Penn High School has earned the title of State Champion in Sportsmanship for the 18th consecutive year.

“All of these schools are led by energetic and innovative committees that continually look for new ways to spread the message of sportsmanship,” DIAA Executive Director Kevin Charles said.  “They truly embody the philosophy that sportsmanship is not just something you talk about but a way of life demonstrated by your behavior and actions. This belief is an essential component of education based athletics.”

Contact DIAA at (302) 857-3365 for more information.

Alison May
alison.may@doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4000